Thursday, December 26, 2013

Jammie Jam 2014 — New Year’s at Noon

Come party like it’s midnight! Presented by Macaroni Kid, this New Year’s celebration will have your kids celebrating so hard they’ll wear themselves out. There will be dancing, music, a pajama parade, face painting, entertainment and balloon art, kid-friendly activities, and a surprise balloon drop and countdown! Each child receives a New Year’s hat or tiara, they’ll get a $5 Latitude 40 play card to play in the game room and a chance to win a door prize!
 Don’t forget to wear your best PJ’s! For more information. Hurry and reserve your spot, there are only 100 spots.

Visit Macaroni Kid's website to find out more and buy tickets.
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Location: Latitude 40 Robinson, 200 Quinn Dr., Pittsburgh, PA 15275

Date: Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Time: 11 a.m.- 1 p.m.
Cost: $8 per child, $4 per adult, Children under 2 years are FREE

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Celebrate with a visit to the Clemente Museum

A tour would make a great holiday experience for the baseball fan on your list… or for yourself! Housed in historic Engine House 25 in Lawrenceville the museum showcases  the world’s largest exhibited collection of baseball artifacts, works of art, literature, photographs, memorabilia, and related which focus on Roberto Clemente, his teammates, his personal life, and his humanitarian causes.
Contact the museum at 412.621.1268 or to purchase guided tour tickets. Tours are $20 for adults and $10 per child, making this an affordable father-son gift sure to be a memorable experience. Tours need to be scheduled in advance.
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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Purple Rain Party

Yes, it’s the holiday season, but The Hollywood Theater wants to celebrate Prince Thursday!
Win prizes, listen to music, see rare Prince art and watch Purple Rain! Take a break from all the holiday happenings and relax.
Doors open at 6:30pm, movie at 8pm.   Don't miss one of the greatest rock movies ever made!

Location: The Hollywood Theater, 1449 Potomac Ave, Dormont, PA 15216

Date: Thursday, December 19, 2013
Time: 6:30 p.m.
Cost: $5 for Students; $7 others

Check  the Hollywood Theater's website for more details and more holiday activities!
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Tuesday, December 3, 2013

Meet n' Make at Pittsburgh Center for Creative Re-use

Meet n’ Make is Creative Reuse’s monthly creative potluck that’s BYOB and totally free. Bring whatever it is you’re working on or get inspired by the magic of your surroundings at the shop. Use up to a small bulk bag’s worth of material from the Bulk Section free! Tools like scissors and glue are available for use. Meet a new friend, encounter an old one, or bring your entire contacts list so you’re not alone!

Location: Pittsburgh Center for Creative Reuse, 214 N. Lexington Street,
Pittsburgh, PA 15208
Dates: 2nd Thursday of every month
Time: 6pm-8pm
Cost: FREE

More info can be found on the PCCR website
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Monday, December 2, 2013

Menorah Parade and Lighting

Join the great menorah car parade (cars meet at the Yeshiva School at Wightman and Hobart in Squirrel Hill. The parade starts  at 6 pm and is followed by a Grand Menorah Lighting at Schenley Plaza at 6:45pm with music, refreshments and entertainment.
For more information about

Find out more at the Pittsburgh Chabad website.
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Saturday, November 30, 2013

WINTERFEST - December 7, 6:30PM-9:30PM

 Support the Food Bank and have fun

East End Food Co-op's Winterfest is a festive evening of music, food and fun! Admission includes vegan & vegetarian food, sweet treats, raffles and prizes, and performances by local musicians Several Conclusions, Purple Tuesday, and DJ Chill Cosby.

All proceeds benefit the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank.

Cost: Co-op members $5, Public $8, Children 12 and under FREE * contact the Presenting Organization listed below for ticketing information. An additional $5 gets you access to an open bar with locally brewed beers and seasonal drinks.   
Location: Squirrel Hill Jewish Community Center, 5738 Forbes Avenue, Pittsburgh 15217

Go to the event website to find out more.
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Friday, November 29, 2013

Peoples Gas Holiday Market™

Sat, Nov 23, 2013 – Mon, Dec 23, 2013

It's the perfect atmosphere for families and friends to enjoy the magic of the season. 

Inspired by the original Christkindlemarkt created in 1545 in Nuremberg, Germany, and the Christkindlmarket in Chicago, IL,  Peoples Gas Holiday Market brings a cherished German tradition with international flair and local charm to Downtown Pittsburgh. Visitors will be in for a one-of-a-kind holiday shopping experience as they stroll through an illuminated Market Square, with European-style wooden chalets, adorned with holly and illuminated with little white lights. 

For more information visit the Holiday Market website

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Tuesday, November 26, 2013

PCA Holiday Shop

The Holiday Shop at The Pittsburgh Center for the Arts is open and filled with wonderful items created by local artists. Come find unique gifts for friends and family from your favorite artists without highway driving and mall parking!

Location:  1047 Shady Avenue, Pittsburgh, PA 15232

 Hours: Nov 15-Dec 29: 
  Monday (in December only): 10am – 5pm
  Tuesday - Wednesday: 10am – 5pm, Christmas Eve 10am-3pm
  Thursday - Friday - Saturday: 10am – 7pm
  Sunday: noon – 5pm
 Visit the PCA Website to find out more
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Wednesday, November 20, 2013

Children's Museum Tape Workshop
How can we use tape to attach? Block? Build? Roll? Wrap? Discover fun and interesting ways to use tape in art!
On Nov 22 and 24, the Art Studio is all about TAPE! People use tape all the time for everyday tasks, but what would it be like to reimagine what tape could be used for?

Hours10:00 am - 5:00 pm Every Day (Art Studio closes at 4:30 pm daily)
Admission: Adults: $13
Children 2-18 and Sr Citizens: $12
Children Under 2: Free

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Tuesday, November 19, 2013

Clayton Discount Days at The Frick

On Tuesdays, if you purchase one Clayton admission, you’ll get one admission of equal or lesser value for free. Wait until next week and you can see the lovely holiday decorations!

Senior citizens 62 and over can tour Clayton for a discounted rate of $5 every Thursday. General admission is regularly $12 per adult, $10 for seniors and students, and $6 for children and under. Plus, there are programs for children and a well-stocked gift store.

 Frick Art & Historical Center & Clayton
7227 Reynolds Street,  Pittsburgh, PA 15208

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Friday, November 15, 2013

Play It Forward Toy Drive
 Do you ever feel like you have too many toys in your house? Are you looking for a way to provide toys to children during the holiday season? Would you like to volunteer sorting or distributing toys? Play It Forward is conducting its third gently loved toy donation drive in the Pittsburgh area.  Donate your used toys (boxes are not required) or dollars to purchase toys that will be given to a families. 

Click to find out more about opportunities to help or receive toys from Play It Forward
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Thursday, November 14, 2013

Nutcracker Holiday Party and Open House

Unleash the magic of the holidays with a family-friendly open house at Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre Studios. Dance The Nutcracker with PBT School instructors, view performances from the production, enjoy Nutcracker sweets and bring along your camera to take photos with the dancers.

In the spirit of the holidays, PBT encourages attendees to bring a food item to donate to the Greater Pittsburgh Community Food Bank. All who donate will be entered into a drawing for a Nutcracker gift basket featuring tickets to the production.

Location: Pittsburgh Ballet Theatre, 2900 Liberty Ave., Pittsburgh 15222
Date: Sunday, November 24, 2013
Time: 12-3 p.m.
Cost: FREE
Find out more at the PBT website
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Wednesday, November 13, 2013

Lawrenceville Joy of Cookies Tour

Plan ahead for the 14th annual Joy of Cookies Tour in early December. From Thursday, December 5 through Sunday, December 8, 2013, over 30 participating stores in Lawrenceville’s Business District will be serving up tasty treats while showcasing the many fabulous independently owned shops, galleries and boutiques Lawrenceville offers.

Your blogger went two years ago and really enjoyed it!

Rides from Molly’s Trolleys will be available to take people between stops on Saturday from noon to 6pm. Find out more about the Cookie Tour at the Lawrenceville website, including store locations and hours, at the Lawrenceville website
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This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.

Tuesday, November 12, 2013

Pittsburgh Banjo Club Rehearsal and Sing Along
Catch The Pittsburgh Banjo Club free every Wednesday night from 8pm until 11pm.
The Club’s weekly rehearsal is supported in part by the Pennsylvania Council on the Arts, a state agency funded by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and the National Endowment for the Arts, a federal agency.


Location: The Elks Lodge, 400 Cedar Avenue, Pittsburgh PA, Northside
Date: Wednesdays
Time: 8pm until 11pm
Cost: Free admission, food and beer is sold

For more info go to the Club's link

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Monday, November 11, 2013

Free Thursday Admission to Carnegie Museums
Admission to Carnegie Museums of Art and Natural History is free to all visitors 4–8 p.m. this Thursday November 14 and next Thursday November 21. Normal parking fees apply. Parking is $5 per car after 4 p.m. Admission to paid Carnegie Museum of Art and Carnegie Museum of Natural History programs is not included.

Carnegie Museums of Art & Natural History
4400 Forbes Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15213

For additional information, please visit Carnegie Museums
  FYI - Carnegie Museums are closed on Mondays

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Saturday, November 9, 2013

Harmony WeihnachtsMarkt

German food, entertainment, museum tours, horse drawn wagon rides and old time crafters provide something for everyone here! My toddler grandchildren loved the carriage ride and the food; the BierGarten was filled; and there was a nice restaurant for "indoor" eaters. (The market is held primarily outdoors.)

Saturday and Sunday - November 9 & 10, 2013
Saturday 11AM to 6PM, Sunday 11AM to 4PM

WHERE: Harmony Museum,
Main Street and Mercer Streets, Harmony PA 16057
(Butler County Pennsylvania.)

Find out more at this link Harmony WeinachtsMarkt
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Thursday, November 7, 2013

Three Rivers Film Festival Starts Friday

The 32nd Three Rivers Film Festival, Pittsburgh’s oldest and largest film festival, has added Waterworks Cinemas to its list of venues. (For former suburbanites like me this means there’s a parking lot!)

The Festival starts Friday and continues through Nov. 23 courtesy of Pittsburgh Filmmakers and Dollar Bank. The are four venues: Regent Square Theater (RS), Edgewood; Harris Theater (HT), 809 Liberty Ave., Downtown; Melwood Screening Room (MSR), 477 Melwood Ave., Oakland; and Waterworks Cinemas (WC), 930 Freeport Road near Fox Chapel and Aspinwall.

The full lineup can be found at Festival's website and ickets can be purchased in advance through up until two hours before showtime and, if seats remain, at the door.

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Tuesday, November 5, 2013

Free Meals & Deals for Veterans
If you’ve ever been active in the military, Veteran’s Day is the day you are honored, and  apparently it’s also your day to eat!  We’ve found a few websites with the restaurants offering free meals and other deals to our Veterans this year for Veteran’s Day.
Note that a few of the deals apply on days other than November 11, 2013.
Please bring your proof of military service. Please check the links included in this article for the most up to date information. At The Military Wallet  you’ll find details on veterans day meals for Applebees, Bar Louie, Chili’s Denny’s, Golden Corral, Hooters, Krispy Kreme, Little Caesars, Max & Erma’s, McCormick & Schmick’s, Outback Steakhouse, Spaghetti Warehouse, Texas Roadhouse, and Uno Chicago Grill.
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Monday, November 4, 2013

Free Ice Skating Lessons start this week
Hard to believe with all our warm weather but free ice skating lessons begin this week!
Lessons are available at both North & South Park Rinks this season and run for four weeks. Students must be ages five and over.

Registration dates and class schedules begin on November 5 & 7th for the first sessions.
Visit the Allegheny Parks website for full details about the lessons and all the other rink events
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Friday, November 1, 2013

2013 Veterans Day Parade


Veterans Day parade in Downtown Pittsburgh. FREE to attend!  The parade begins on Grant Street& Liberty Avenue, proceeds down Liberty avenue to Stanwix Street, down Boulevard of the Allies to Commonwealth Place. For additional information, please visit the Facebook event page.

Location: Downtown Pittsburgh
Date: Monday, November 11, 2013
Time: 10:30 am start time

This information is made possible by the generous support of the Urban Redevelopment Authority. Please support their programs.
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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Twilight Visit at the Miller Homestead

Ease out of daylight savings time and enjoy the Homestead at dusk with candles and lanterns. Hot cider and cookies will be sold. Miller Homestead Associates dress in period attire, give information about the family and the area history, demonstrate crafts, and answer questions.

This old stone farmhouse is a sturdy remnant of frontier days. Families gathered here to worship before there was an area church or a minister. Sons of Oliver Miller served in the militia, the Revolutionary War and were involved in the Whiskey Rebellion.

Location: Oliver Miller Homestead, Buffalo Dr  South Park Township, PA 15129
Date: Sunday, November 3, 2013
Time: 4:30-7:30
Cost: $2

Find out more at the Homestead site
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Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Money Magazine names Pittsburgh a Top Small City for Retirement

Do you have friends or family looking for a place to retire? According to Money Magazine retirees are looking for excellent healthcare, an active arts community, universities, sports and favor smaller cities (less congestion and more reasonable cost of living). Pittsburgh was included in the top group

The magazine goes on sale October 25th.

Click here to hear the update on CBS This Morning
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Monday, October 21, 2013

FrickKids - Wheel Power


Plan ahead to join in a hunt through antique cars and carriages for tall wheels, short wheels, wheels of wire and wheels of wood. Can you guess how many wheels there are? Create a zoomy wheel to take home.

FrickKids is a free program for children ages 4-8 that takes place on the first Saturday morning of each  month. Each session includes a lively tour and a take-home project.

The Frick Art Museum at the Frick Pittsburgh, 7227 Reynolds Street, Pittsburgh
Saturday, November 2
11:00–11:45 a.m.
Car and Carriage Museum

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Thursday, October 17, 2013

Volunteers Needed to Help at the

Food Bank’s Fall FoodShare

Fall FoodShare is a wonderful volunteer opportunity for families, groups, scout troops, church groups and organizations that want to make a difference.

Sponsored by the Food Bank, Giant Eagle and Citizens Bank, Fall FoodShare takes place at almost every Giant Eagle supermarket in the region Oct 25 -  Nov 27.

Giant Eagle shoppers can purchase items or make a monetary donation to help feed the hundreds of thousands of seniors, children and families in southwestern Pennsylvania who are experiencing hunger and food insecurity. Each participating store has a specially marked bin to collect the donated items, and many stores will have weekend volunteers, including Girl Scouts, on hand to help. I'll be at the Water Works store on Oct 27!
Find out more about Food Share and the Food Bank at the Food Bank link

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Tuesday, October 15, 2013

Smoke & Mystery Tour (a WESA Event)

Enjoy the largest touring illusion show in the country, just in time for Halloween. This husband, wife and daughter team will bring a 22-foot Ferrari helicopter, a 4,000 pound drill and 12 more spectacular feats.  A replica of England's Big Ben clock and an antique map set the background for this fantastical odyssey in illusion. Costumes welcome!

October 19, 7:30PM-10:30 PM
Tickets: $12
Location: Shady Side Academy: Hillman Center for the Performing Arts  
423 Fox Chapel Road, Pittsburgh 15238



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Monday, October 14, 2013

South Park Hay Day

Plan ahead for next weekend For South Park's Hay Day (about 30 min south of Pittsburgh.

Kids of all ages will enjoy fall fun activities: hay rides, pony rides, petting zoo, music, arts and crafts, “I made it!” Market, “Books are Fun” Book fair, and food vendors, etc.
 Date: Saturday, October 19, 2013
Time: Noon until 4pm
Cost: Free
Location: South Park Fairgrounds, 1801 Brownsville Rd, South Park Township  15129
For a full list of participants and activities, visit the Allegheny County website
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Tuesday, October 8, 2013

Columbus Day Parade in Bloomfield

Celebrate Columbus Day weekend with Bloomfield’s annual Columbus Day parade on Liberty Avenue. The parade begins at 11 am. Great FREE family activity. The parade, will follow Liberty Avenue from Baum Boulevard to the Bloomfield Bridge.

Date: Saturday, October 12, 2013
Time: Starts at 11 am (lasts approximately 2 hours)
Cost: Free

Don't forget to check out all interesting bakeries and restaurants on Liberty Ave.

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